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Patrick Tambay (1949 – 2022)

Grand Prix winner and two-time Can-Am champion Patrick Tambay has died following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. With his good looks and Gallic charm the Frenchman was widely described as the sport's Prince Charming. Like Alain Prost, and numerous others, Tambay was a product of the Winfield Racing School and was the first winner of the Volant Elf competition which saw the victor given a full season in Formula Renault funded by Elf, subsequent winners included Didier Pironi in 1973 and Prost in 1976. Runner-up in the 1975 European F2 Championship with March, he made his debut in F1 in 1977 at the French Grand Prix with Surtees but failed to qualify, and two weeks later switched to...
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